Sunburst Pasta Salad

This powerhouse pasta salad is a perfect accompaniment to the Farmer's Market Chicken. Its strong flavor can stand up to the great flavors introduced by the chicken. If you are lucky enough to find Basil Braided Bread at your local market, add that to you table as the finishing touch. Make sure you pull it apart...it's better that way!
  • 2 c. sun dried tomato penne pasta
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 c. sliced black olives
  • 3 T. olive oil
  • 3 T. garlic red wine vinegar
  • freshly ground red and black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 c. toasted walnuts

For dressing, combine olive oil, vinegar, and pepper. Mix well.

Prepare pasta and rinse thoroughly in cold water until cooled. Combine pasta and vegetables in a large bowl. Add dressing and mix until well coated. Garnish with toasted walnuts.

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
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